Geranium Cuttings

Why do cuttings need to be inserted round edge of pot?

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  • Why - does this aid development?  if so how?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,612

    I've heard several tv gardeners from Percy Thrower, to Alan Titchmarsh to Geoff Hamilton et al say that you put them around the edge of the pot as the compost there contains more oxygen which stimulates root formation. image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • bigolobbigolob Posts: 127

    The original idea was that when we all used clay pots air and water could permeate the side of the pot reducing waterlogging and as Dove says, enabled air to stimulate root growth.

    With plastic pots it does not matter as neither water or air will pass through the pot side.

  • Thanks very much for your info - I understand now.

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